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Old 01-06-2012, 09:09 AM
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Default What age did you guys start breaking down.

At 41 I'm sitting here just pondering the health issues that have popped up in the last two years.
I'm sitting here after just having a basil cell area removed from my ear yesterday. 18 stitches.
I'm also putting the F-udex cream on my face which I started two days ago. All from growing up in Florida with no sunscreen.
Diagnosed with diverticulitus two years ago.
Bad L4 and L5 disk. Lots of younger years lifting.
Planter fascitis in both feet.

I guess the list just grows from here on out. The down hill slide.
Old 01-06-2012, 09:15 AM
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Will turn 45 in a few months and probably didn't really start thinking much about the inevitable until sometime around 40. The memories of what I used to do and be able to do is somewhat unsettling at times! I just try not to think about it much, because the truth is it's only going to get worse! I'm sure some of the 60+ people will respond here telling us to quit whining...SO I'll quit whining now!
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I am 65 and have no difficulty knowing when the weather is going to change.

I feel it from head to toe.
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diverticulitis, my ex sister-in-law had that, very painful. I think it started suddenly at about the same age. It took awhile, but some major changes in diet and I think it went away completely.

I started "breaking down" with high school football injuries. I really didn't pay much attention to the bad back, bad shoulder, etc in my 20's. In my 30's, I still worked out at a Nautilus gym 3 days a week, competed in racquetball tournaments and played competitive volleyball. Things really started to catch up to me in my 40's and I started to eliminate one activity after another. In my late 40's I contracted a syndrome similar to Lyme Disease. I had to stop working full time and by 53 I couldn't work at all, that's when I moved to NC.

So, I'd say it's a progression that sometimes is slow and sometimes is sudden. That's life!
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Originally Posted by semperfifishing View Post
I am 65 and have no difficulty knowing when the weather is going to change.

I feel it from head to toe.

59 and the same, probably better than the talking head weather folks on TV.
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37 now and just starting to feel the decline. I still work out several days a week, but not nearly with the same intensity. I strain muscles or get cramps doing things like reaching in the backseat for something. I require about 1/2 the food I did about 10 years ago. And I am getting grumpy.
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42 in a few months and "feel" good but I started to notice somewhat of a decline a few years ago.

I've always tried to take care of myself but here is my short list...
*HIGH cholesterol and will be on meds after my physical in March
*GERD issues, really bad. Nexium or the like for the rest of my life unless I stop drinking coffee and eat really bland things. Not happening...
*My hearing sucks and never really listened to loud music. Ringing started about 6 months ago - will check with doc in March. I'm in IT and not exposed to "loud" things at all.

Stole one from Grady-fied - I too am a grumpy guy according to my wife.

That's really about it for me.

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I'm 47. Still in pretty good shape I guess. Walk with my wife.....and until recently(last year or so), still played pickup basketball games with my sons on Friday nights who are now juniors in high school.

Can't do that b-ball anymore.....between aching knee's and back and taking the chance on rolling ankles that are so stretched they roll walking across a gravel parking lot.

Other then that, no health issues(thank God).

My parents are in their mid 70's and have no major health issues. Both still more or less work full time at our marina business. I hope I can be like them when I get that age.
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Mine was 40 right on the button.
Am seeing a steady decline but i think i can still do anything i want to.
I play softball with a bunch of young guys and i clearly remember how good i use to be.

The only good thing about being old is i am very rested since i don't go out chasing the "patch" every night. That allows me to play golf and fish early in the mornings.
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Still played tennis and competed in dirt-bike races into the mid-30s, but by the 40s my back and shoulder started talking back to me when I did a whole lot of touch football or such.

It's a gradual process that continues until it stops By the 60s, ankles and knees develop rust overnight and it takes a few minutes to work them out in the morning. Driving long distances isn't as easy to do because sitting for more than an hour at a time causes that rust to form and we look like cripples on the way to the rest rooms.

Watch when you're on the road. Those cripples creep into the building, then a few minutes later, they're walking normally on the way back to the car. By the 70s I bet we'll be walking that way...both directions
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65 and doing quite well for my age. One blood pressure pill a day. I don't try to do the things i used to do, but thats to be expected. Can still climb ladders and put on shingles.( I don't carry them up ) No colds and flu. Just a little depression when i know the boat is going into storage. I guess the Gulf ( Tonkin ) wasn't as bad as they said.
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I'm 51 and haven't slowed down yet, although I have noticed the world around me moving much faster.
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Originally Posted by Mine Now View Post
I'm 51 and haven't slowed down yet, although I have noticed the world around me moving much faster.


Clever.......
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At 42/ 43 My knees got hurt at work (still messed up). Then I went into to the hospital with what they thought was Lymphoma after 8 months of being ill (being miserable), all kinds of tests and doctors. Finally went to the right doctor and she was able to determine I had juvenile R.A. Now everything takes longer to heal and things are much more complicated...

Did a header off the boat (fell 12 feet or so) at the concrete boat ramp last August, got real lucky after a helicopter flight 11 staples in the head..

Im 46 now

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I didn't plan to last beyond 30. 46 now and it seems something or other is falling off every day. My wife is 14 years older than I am and will likely outlive me by a good bit.
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At age 43, after doing 20yrs in the Corps and doing 'manly' stuff nearly everyday, I am a wreck. Knee's are shot, hips have slack, one shoulder hurts, the other has anchors holding it together, back is one sneeze away from putting me down for days at a time, multiple broken bones have healed but ache at barometer changes, walk with a limp... Holy shit those were good times!!! Semper Fi
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Originally Posted by Cracker View Post
At 42/ 43 My knees got hurt at work (still messed up). Then I went into to the hospital with what they thought was Lymphoma after 8 months of being ill (being miserable), all kinds of tests and doctors. Finally went to the right doctor and she was able to determine I had juvenile R.A. Now everything takes longer to heal and things are much more complicated...
I spent a year on a form of chemotherapy for R.A. and decided the cure was worse than the disease.
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What my body is capable of doing and what my mind thinks it can do are two different things....... once upon a time I could F the ass off a warthog. Now-a-day I'd die trying, but I'd be still trying to my last breath.
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Originally Posted by dbkerley View Post
. My wife is 14 years older than I am
What did you do, marry the school teacher?

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